Give to the Thomas Tipton Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Thomas Tipton, giving thumbs up in front of his mailbox
Thomas Tipton

Thomas Tipton, a professor of economics at Seminole State College, then known as Seminole Community College, was one of the founding faculty members at the College. By 1998, Mr. Tipton reduced his teaching to part-time as he looked forward to retirement. In February 1998,  Mr. Tipton was tragically killed when a violent series of tornadoes struck the Central Florida area. Friends and colleagues established an endowed scholarship in honor of his many years of service to the College and his love of economics.

Established in honor of his service as one of the College’s founding professors, the Thomas Tipton Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund provides assistance to students studying economics. Students who possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have passed either Principles of Macroeconomics or Microeconomics (ECO 2013, 2013H, or 2023) and received a grade of B or higher are eligible for the scholarship. A letter of recommendation from the professor who taught their class is required. 

Additional Information

Thank you to our donors who support this scholarship:

  • All Souls Catholic Church
  • Kelly Ball
  • James Barrett
  • Tonya Bryant
  • H.C. Buchanan
  • Linda Coulter Burbach
  • Al DeCook
  • James McAdam
  • Alex Serraes


Foundation for Seminole State
1055 AAA Drive
Heathrow, FL 32746

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